Did you know some of the most beautiful landmarks in Charleston were created as a result of conflict, rebellion, or greed?
Beneath the gilded preservation of Charleston's impressive architecture lurks a shadowed history that reveals the stories of trials and tribulations experienced by Charleston's earliest residents. Behind the walls of carefully restored mansions and within the grounds of opulent gardens lie tales of captivity, blackmail, pillaging and patriotism.
"I can't imagine a better immersion in Charleston culture and history than taking this tour!"
Braced by meticulously-traced legends backed by research, our Charleston Antebellum Pirates and Patriots Tour will inform and surprise you with revelations about the people behind the city's most beautiful architecture and gardens. You will find yourself leaving Charleston with a new understanding of the conflicts and calamities faced during the growth and prosperity of the Holy City.
Spend 1.5 hours strolling through photo-worthy locations with stories of Charleston's unique trials and tribulations, such as:
Our expert tour guides will reveal little-known stories and explore the hidden past of some of Charleston's most beloved landmarks.
Join us as we uncover the more controversial side of Charleston and peel back the layers of charm to see a new perspective of the Holy City.
"It did not take...very long, amid the politicking and the revelry, to discover the darker side of life in Charleston's homes."
- Christopher Dickey
Meeting point address: 2 Murray Boulevard, Charleston SC
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Parking: We recommend parking near The Battery, at 2 Murray Boulevard. To see options, click below:
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September 22nd 2022
"Great tour with interesting guide in a beautiful city - loved a few hours spent in the streets with ... "
September 18th 2022
"Best ghost tour I’ve gone on in Charleston. I’m from here and have gone on many ghost tours over ... "
Matthew Rogers Harrison
September 17th 2022
No need to print anything out. Just show up, and the tour guide will mark you present! Please save your email confirmation handy on your phone for reference.
This tour is a walking tour.
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